Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared website hosting plans that we provide and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to create a website with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.